Course / Automotive

Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Course Information

  • Program Code
  • Cricos Code
  • Study Mode
    Face to Face
  • Course Duration
    60 Weeks


This course trains you in light vehicle mechanics. It develops the skills and knowledge required to be competent in performing at industry standards on a variety of light vehicles.

  • Safe work practices in the Automotive industry
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Fuel systems
  • Safety inspections
  • Electrical circuit repair
  • Braking systems
  • Tyres and tubes maintenance
  • Light vehicle systems
  • Service operations
  • Engine management systems

Entry Requirements

Additional Entry Requirements for International students
International Students Entry requirements:

1. All students must be 18 years of age or over at the time of applying for admission at Accend Education Group.

 2. Entry into this course requires IELTS band score of 5.5 or equivalent in line with DHA regulations. 
3. Entry into this course requires successful completion of an Australian Year 12 qualification or equivalent. However, selection is not based purely on academic performance. Relevant work experience, work samples and other documentation submitted will also be considered or mature age students will also be considered without the minimum education requirements but with relevant work experience within their chosen area of study and a demonstrated capacity to meet the course requirements. A minimum of 5 years’ experience would normally be expected however each case will be reviewed individually with their relevant work experience evidence provided.
4.  Where applicable; (E.g. an applicant who has recently arrived in Australia and has completed their schooling in a language other than English) their literacy and numeracy will be screened prior to a student being enrolled into the course. 
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In AUR30620 - Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Students must complete, the total number of 36 Units consisting of

  • 20 core units 
  • 16 elective units

Students have access to a fully equipped workshop environment (simulated) for practical demonstration and observations of all appropriate units throughout the course.

Practical tasks will be set for each student that relate to the course structure.

An assortment of assessment methods structures this qualification including Practical Observation, Written Assessment, Project and observations while student is attending to simulated real life scenarios.

All practical demonstrations will be observed by a ACCEND Trainer/Assessor.

In meeting their obligations to train a trainee, our trainer will ensure that:

  • The student has access to the full range of settings / experiences required to develop competencies in all aspects of automotive services
  • The student has access to the full range of tools and equipment commonly used by workers employed in the automotive industry
  • The student will be instructed and supervised by a suitably qualified and experienced person.

Employment Outcomes / Pathways

This course prepares you to perform mechanical work in the automotive light vehicle service and repair industry. This course may lead to employment as:

  • Light vehicle mechanical technician
  • Motor mechanic
  • Automotive tradesperson

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded: 

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology (AUR30612)

As part of the Australian Qualifications Framework this program is nationally recognised.

This course provides pathways into higher level studies such as:

  • AUR40212 Certificate IV in Automotive Mechanical Diagnosis

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Related Courses

  • Certificate III in Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

  • Certificate IV in Mechanical Diagnosis

    Domestic Student Fees
    ItemFee for Service  
    Tuition Fee payable by student (Per Hour) $8.75    
    Course Duration 1,200 Hours
    Tuition Fee Payable by Student (A) 1,200 Hours x $8.75 = $10,500    
    Materials / Resources (B) $1,500.00    
    Uniform (C) N/A    
    Total Course Fee Payable by Student (A+B+C) $12,000.00    
    International Fees
    Tuition Fee $10,500.00
    Materials $1,250.00
    Uniform $250.00
    Enrolment Fee $250.00
    Total Course Fee $5,350.00
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